Environmental Health staff would like to remind microblading artists as of July 1, 2018, they are required to apply for a permit at the health department. Governor Deal signed a bill permitting microblading – temporary cosmetic tattooing of eyebrows – as a legal form of tattooing in Georgia.
Environmental Health offices in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner counties have locally adopted body art rules to help eliminate public health risk factors, confirm sanitizing practices, ensure after-care instructions are provided for clients, and minimize risk of disease. Microblading now falls within the body art rules. As with traditional body artists, microbladers will have to abide by certain regulations to get permitted.
“Public Health’s goal is to ensure anyone performing microblading services follows procedures that will help protect the health of those receiving their services,” said South Health District Environmental Health Director, Chris Calhoun, MPH. “Microbladers are encouraged to apply for their permit as soon as possible.”
For more information on the new law, visit legis.ga.gov/legislation. Contact your local health department for more information on microblade permitting.